Jul 9, 2010 - 10:30 pm .- Some 30 pastoral workers from the dioceses affected by the 2010 earthquake in Chile and aid workers from the Catholic charity Caritas met in Santiago this week to discuss the continuing efforts to rebuild the country.
Jul 9, 2010 - 08:55 pm .- The Benedictine abbey in Ettal, Germany has announced that the Vatican has cleared two monks who were asked to resign from their positions over the reporting of a sexual abuse allegation. A personal letter from Cardinal Franc Rodé states that his dicastery has found no reason that the two men could not be re-elected to their former positions.
Jul 9, 2010 - 06:20 pm .- The University of Illinois has fired an adjunct professor for teaching in a class on Catholicism that homosexual acts violate natural moral law.
Jul 9, 2010 - 05:22 pm .- The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano has offered up praise for Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” for providing moviegoers with a profound reflection on transcendental human themes and a lesson on true friendship through the experience of the film’s toy stars.
Jul 9, 2010 - 02:08 pm .- Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels is filing a civil complaint against investigators after a second piece of information was leaked to the press, despite the fact that the investigation is supposed to be closed. The cardinal's spokesman said that although the prelate was exonerated after incriminating reports were published, his reputation is "tarnished beyond repair."
Jul 9, 2010 - 01:22 pm .- In a press release issued yesterday, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City expressed his condolences and spiritual closeness to those affected by the flooding in the states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and Coahuila and called on the Mexican people to express their solidarity.
Jul 9, 2010 - 10:15 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, C.S., as the of the Pontifical Delegate to the Legion of Christ. Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi told journalists Friday that "as soon as possible" he will personally meet with the Legion's superiors to discuss the scope of his role.
Jul 9, 2010 - 06:10 am .- Further challenging claims of papal inaction in the face of Jewish persecution during World War II, a German historian conducting research in the Vatican archives has said that Pope Pius XII may have arranged for the escape of 200,000 Jews from Germany in the weeks after the Kristallnacht Nazi attacks.
Jul 9, 2010 - 03:04 am .- In the city of Gizo's Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, 63 priests and religious from the Solomon Islands' three dioceses celebrated last week's Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul with a public renewal of their vows.
Jul 9, 2010 - 01:08 am .- The Catholic Health Association (CHA) has applauded President Obama’s recess appointment of Harvard pediatrician Dr. Donald Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).